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Sue Vertue  * Producer

Sue Vertue
Sue Vertue

Sue Vertue entered the production world as a production manager for commercials. She joined Tiger Television in 1989, where she worked on the world famous Mr. Bean sketch series, starring Rowan Atkinson. She eventually produced nine episodes, concluding with 'Hair by Mr Bean of London', the final live action television episode of the series made. In addition, she served as an associate and then later full producer on the first two series of 'The Vicar of Dibley', and nineteen episodes of 'Gimme Gimme Gimme'. Sue was part of the production team for Comic Relief 1999 for the BBC. Part of the telethon included 'Doctor Who and the Curse of Fatal Death', a four-episode special of Doctor Who, written by Sue's new husband Steven Moffat, who she had originally met in 1996 at the Edinburgh Television Festival.

In 1999 both Sue and Steven left their respective production companies and joined Hartswood Films, run by Sue's mother Beryl. Sue first credit in her new role was as a producer on 'Coupling', a semi autobiographical sitcom written by her husband about their own relationship. The series ran for four series, winning Best TV Comedy at the 2003 British Comedy Awards. After Coupling, Sue produced 'The Savages', 'Supernova', starring Rob Brydon, 'Fear, Stress and Anger', and two TV movies - 'The Lift', and 'Biffovision', as well as two sons with Steven Moffat - Joshua and Louis.

After producing 'The Cup' in 2008, Hartswood turned its attention to a new pilot for the BBC based on an idea by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss. While it wasn't produced in its initial hour long format, 'Sherlock' ended up in the ninety minute prestige format following the success of 'Wallander'. The series went on to win the Best Drama Award for the first series at the 2011 BAFTA Television Awards. Sue served as a producer for the first five chronological episodes, and was promoted to Executive Producer for the final episode of series two - The Reichenbach Fall.

The TV series Coupling, written by Steven Moffat and produced by Sue, is said to be based around the evolution of their own relationship. The main two characters in the show were even named Steve and Susan, played by Jack Davenport and Sarah Alexander.

Married to Steven Moffat.

Daughter of Beryl Vertue and sister of Debbie Vertue.

  • 2010 - 2012Sherlock (TV series, Producer - 6 episodes)
  • 2012Sherlock (TV series, Executive Producer - 1 episode)
  • 2008The Cup (TV series, Producer - 6 episodes)
  • 2007Biffovision (TV movie, Executive Producer)
  • 2007The Lift (TV movie, Executive Producer)
  • 2006Fear, Stress and Anger (TV series, Producer)
  • 2005Supernova (TV series, Executive Producer)
  • 2004Carrie & Barry (TV series, Producer - 1 episode)
  • 2000 - 2004Coupling (TV series, Producer - 28 episodes)
  • 1999 - 2000Gimme Gimme Gimme (TV series, Producer - 13 episodes)
  • 2001Gimme Gimme Gimme (TV series, Executive Producer - 6 episodes)
  • 2001The Savages (TV series, Producer - 6 episodes)
  • 1994The Vicar of Dibley (TV series, Associate Producer - 6 episodes)
  • 1996 - 1998The Vicar of Dibley (TV series, Producer - 6 episodes)
  • 1997Hospital! (TV movie, Producer)
  • 1991 - 1995Mr. Bean (TV series, Producer - 9 episodes)
  • 1995The Last Englishman (TV movie, Producer)